By supporting financial education and literacy programs, mentoring and training for diverse small business owners and individuals, particularly underrepresented individuals and families, we will help build inclusive economic growth and empowerment.
Support for underrepresented and economically vulnerable small business owners and entrepreneurs through our “Backing Small” initiative, including grants, mentoring support, and technical assistance through established community partnerships. Programs include:
Coalition to Back Black Businesses
Backing Historic Small Restaurants
Backing International Small Restaurants
Blueprint: Backing BIPOC Businesses in Canada
First Nations Business Growth Program in Australia
Financial literacy education, training, and mentoring for underrepresented individuals and families to build financial awareness, fiscal acumen and success, including at school age grades 5-12, during higher education, or when individuals are entering/re-entering the workforce.